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Old 01-20-2008, 02:49 AM   #1
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Default Last ditch 939 upgrade

Hey guys I want to upgrade my current setup before I have to dith the old 939 board and get a AM2 in the next few years.

as of now, I have a Asus AN8 SLI Deluxe, Atalon 3700+, a Geforce 256MB 7600GS and 2 gigs of RAM

what I was thinking of getting was one of the Opteron 175 X2 939s and a new 8800GTS (640MB) - one question, will the Opteron work good for a gaming rig? I know it's a server processor and is more stable and I plan on overclocking (stock is 2.6 and i'm shure I can it it too a little under 3 no problem) Im shure it will be a boost from my current rig but I would like to know if it is a smart idea before I spend the $170 on it at Newegg. I plan on being able to play some new stuuf, can play CoD4 now but it's a little choopy - will this handle CoD4 and Crysis?

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Old 01-20-2008, 07:58 AM   #2
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Hmm, personally, I do believe they are not bad as far for gaming, but an actual Athlon 64 X2 would do better.
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:13 AM   #3
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Don't get the old 320/640 GTS. The new G92 core 8800GTS is out and around the same price. It performs a lot better than the old one.
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I believe the Opteron will be fine for gaming. The main difference between the Opterons and the Athlons is the extra cache for the Opterons.

And I agree with worshipme, or at least an 8800GT. Both outperform the G80 GTS's.
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I though the new G92 512MB GTSs where for PCI 2.0 i have a Pci-e

not shure what to get but I would like to get the best or second best card out there right now (in the range of $300-360)

wait it is a G2 880GTS

let me get the link

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130317

or should I get this one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130312

whats the diff between PCI-e and PCI 2.0?

Mobo is a Asus AN8 SLI Deluxe PCI-e.
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:05 PM   #6
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PCIe 2.0 is backwards compatible, so you don't need to worry about that. You definitely want the second one, it's a much better card.
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:30 PM   #7
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Thanks.

Yeah, the newer one has more stream processors, therefore it would run better even though it doesn't have as much memory bit-size.
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I would upgrade your ram also, seeing that you have Pc2700.

Maybe something liek this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145575


Also don't forget to click the newegg banner on top of CF when you order
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:41 PM   #9
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nah, im fine with my RAM right now. maybe when I get more money but as of now my #1 to-do is upgrade my CPU and video card.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:48 PM   #10
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Got the parts!!! its great. can run CoD4 on extra @ 1280x1024 with 2x AA - 90FPS Can also run crysis on Medium with 60-70FPS. It just tears up anything else! love it. runs a little hotter than before (about 50C under load, was about 35C before upgrade) but runs great and super stable.
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